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|GT/RR||Section 1||Section 2||Section 3||Section 4||Section 5||Section 6|
|GT - The LORD Appoints Cyrus||B1 - The Great Commandment||B6 - Thoughts on Wisdom and Foolishness||B9 - The Value of Proverbs||B14 - Titus' Work in Crete||B19 - Jesus Heals a Crippled Woman on the Sabbath||B20 - Personal Instructions|
|RR1 - The Third Dialogue||B2 - God Shows Daniel What the Dream Means||B10 - True Happiness||B15 - Jesus at the Festival of Shelters||B21 - God Will Give His People Victory|
|RR2 - The LORD Answers Job||B3 - God's Glory in Creation||B7 - Sheba's Rebellion||B11 - Devotion to the Law of the LORD. The Value of the Law of the LORD. The Justice of the Law of the LORD||B16 - Jesus Is Rejected||B22 - Faith in the Law of the LORD. Love for the Law of the LORD|
|RR3 - Job||B4 - In Praise of Wisdom||B8 - Judgment and Restoration||B12 - King Uzziah of Judah||B17 - Changed Lives. Suffering as a Christian||B23 - A Prayer of Thanksgiving|
|B5 - Jeremiah's Message about the Prophets||B13 - Solomon's Proverbs||B18 - Love for Enemies||B24 - Praise to God|
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|GT - Isa 45||Bible citations||Bibles online||Commentary||Bible Terms>>||Dict||S&H||Strong's>>||KJV & NAS||Heb||Gr||S&H|
KJV - 6 I am the Lord, and there is none else.
NRSV - 6 ...I am the LORD, and there is no other.
TEV - "The LORD Appoints Cyrus" - 5 "I am the LORD; there is no other god. I will give you the strength you need, although you do not know me. 6 I do this so that everyone from one end of the world to the other may know that I am the LORD and that there is no other god. 7 I create both light and darkness; I bring both blessing and disaster. I, the LORD, do all these things. 8 I will send victory from the sky like rain; the earth will open to receive it and will blossom with freedom and justice. I, the LORD, will make this happen."
|RR1 - Job 23||Bible citations||Bibles online||Commentary||Bible Terms>>||Dict||S&H||Strong's>>||KJV & NAS||Heb||Gr||S&H|
NRSV - 13 ...he stands alone and who can dissuade him? What he desires, that he does.
New American Bible - 13 ...he has decided, and who can say him nay? What he desires, that he does.
TEV - "The Third Dialogue" - 13 He never changes. No one can oppose him or stop him from doing what he wants to do. 14 He will fulfill what he has planned for me; that plan is just one of the many he has; 15 I tremble with fear before him. 16...17 Almighty God has destroyed my courage. It is God, not the dark, that makes me afraid -- even though the darkness has made me blind.
The expression [in Hebrew] which opens vs. 13a is difficult since it literally means, "But he is in one," hence, But he is in one mind (KJV)...
But he is unchangeable and who can turn him? [RSV] Unchangeable translates the Hebrew "in one." Some interpreters supply "mind" to complete the sense, "he is of one mind"; that is, he is not divided but knows exactly what he wants.
|RR2 - Job 38||Bible citations||Bibles online||Commentary||Bible Terms>>||Dict||S&H||Strong's>>||KJV & NAS||Heb||Gr||S&H|
KJV - 1 the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said, 2 Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge?
4 Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding.
32 Canst thou bring forth Mazzaroth in his season? or canst thou guide Arcturus with his sons? 33 Knowest thou the ordinances of heaven? canst thou set the dominion thereof in the earth? 34 Canst thou lift up thy voice to the clouds, that abundance of waters may cover thee?
36 Who hath put wisdom
in the inward parts? or who hath given understanding to the heart?
NRSV - 1 ...the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind: 2 "Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge?
4 "Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell me, if you have understanding.
32 Can you lead forth the Mazzaroth in their season, or can you guide the Bear with its children? 33 Do you know the ordinances of the heavens? Can you establish their rule on the earth? 34 "Can you lift up your voice to the clouds, so that a flood of waters may cover you?
36 Who has put wisdom in
the inward parts, or given understanding to the mind?
TEV - "The LORD Answers Job" - 1 Then out of the storm the LORD spoke to Job. 2 Who are you to question my wisdom with your ignorant, empty words? 3 Stand up now like a man and answer the questions I ask you. 4 Were you there when I made the world? If you know so much, tell me about it. 5 Who decided how large it would be? Who stretched the measuring line over it? Do you know all the answers? 6 What holds up the pillars that support the earth? Who laid the cornerstone of the world? 7 In the dawn of that day the stars sang together, and the heavenly beings shouted for joy.
31 Can you tie the Pleiades
together or loosen the bonds that hold Orion? 32 Can you guide the stars
season by season and direct the Big and the Little Dipper? 33 Do you know the
laws that govern the skies, and can you make them apply to the earth? 34 Can
you shout orders to the clouds and make them drench you with rain? 35 And
if you command the lightning to flash, will it come to you and say, "At
your service"? 36 Who tells the ibis when the Nile will flood, or who
tells the rooster that rain will fall? 37 Who is wise enough to count the
clouds and tilt them over to pour out the rain, 38 rain that hardens the dust
|RR3 - Job 42||Bible citations||Bibles online||Commentary||Bible Terms>>||Dict||S&H||Strong's>>||KJV & NAS||Heb||Gr||S&H|
5 I have heard of thee
by the hearing of the ear: but now mine eye seeth thee.
NRSV - 1 Then Job answered the LORD: 2 "I know that you can do all things, and that no purpose of yours can be thwarted. 3 "Who is this that hides counsel without knowledge?' Therefore I have uttered what I did not understand, things too wonderful for me, which I did not know.
5 I had heard of you by
the hearing of the ear, but now my eye sees you;
TEV - "Job" - 1 Then Job answered the LORD. 2 I know, LORD, that you are all-powerful; that you can do everything you want. 3 You ask how I dare question your wisdom when I am so very ignorant. I talked about things I did not understand, about marvels too great for me to know. 4 You told me to listen while you spoke and to try to answer your questions. 5 In the past I knew only what others had told me, but now I have seen you with my own eyes. 6 So I am ashamed of all I have said and repent in dust and ashes.
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|B1 - Deu 6||Bible citations||Bibles online||Commentary||Bible Terms>>||Dict||S&H||Strong's>>||KJV & NAS||Heb||Gr||S&H|
KJV - 4 The Lord our God is one Lord:
NRSV - 4 ...The LORD is our God, the LORD alone.
TEV - "The Great Commandment" - 4 "Israel, remember this! The LORD -- and the LORD alone -- is our God. 5 Love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength. 6 Never forget these commands that I am giving you today. 7 Teach them to your children. Repeat them when you are at home and when you are away, when you are resting and when you are working. 8 Tie them on your arms and wear them on your foreheads as a reminder. 9 Write them on the doorposts of your houses and on your gates.
|B2 - Dan 2||Bible citations||Bibles online||Commentary||Bible Terms>>||Dict||S&H||Strong's>>||KJV & NAS||Heb||Gr||S&H|
KJV - 20 Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever: for wisdom and might are his:
22 He revealeth the deep
and secret things: he knoweth what is in the darkness, and the light dwelleth
NRSV - 20 ..."Blessed be the name of God from age to age, for wisdom and power are his.
22 He reveals deep and
hidden things; he knows what is in the darkness, and light dwells with him.
TEV - "God Shows Daniel What the Dream Means" - 16 Daniel went at once and obtained royal permission for more time, so that he could tell the king what the dream meant. 17 Then Daniel went home and told his friends Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah what had happened. 18 He told them to pray to the God of heaven for mercy and to ask him to explain the mystery to them so that they would not be killed along with the other advisers in Babylon. 19 Then that same night the mystery was revealed to Daniel in a vision, and he praised the God of heaven: 20 "God is wise and powerful! Praise him forever and ever. 21 He controls the times and the seasons; he makes and unmakes kings; it is he who gives wisdom and understanding. 22 He reveals things that are deep and secret; he knows what is hidden in darkness, and he himself is surrounded by light. 23 I praise you and honor you, God of my ancestors. You have given me wisdom and strength; you have answered my prayer and shown us what to tell the king."
|B3 - Psa 19||Bible citations||Bibles online||Commentary||Bible Terms>>||Dict||S&H||Strong's>>||KJV & NAS||Heb||Gr||S&H|
KJV - 1 The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.
NRSV - 1 The heavens are telling the glory of God; and the firmament proclaims his handiwork.
TEV - "God's Glory in Creation" - 1 How clearly the sky reveals God's glory! How plainly it shows what he has done! 2 Each day announces it to the following day; each night repeats it to the next.
|B4 - Pro 8||Bible citations||Bibles online||Commentary||Bible Terms>>||Dict||S&H||Strong's>>||KJV & NAS||Heb||Gr||S&H|
KJV - 1 Doth not wisdom cry? and understanding put forth her voice?
22 The Lord possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old.
27 When he prepared the heavens, I was there: when he set a compass upon the face of the depth:
29 When he gave to
the sea his decree, that the waters should not pass his commandment: when
he appointed the foundations of the earth: 30 Then I was by him, as one
brought up with him: and I was daily his delight, rejoicing always before
him; 31 Rejoicing in the habitable part of his earth; and my delights were
with the sons of men. 32 Now therefore hearken unto me, O ye children:
NRSV - 1 Does not wisdom call, and does not understanding raise her voice?
22 The LORD created me at the beginning of his work, the first of his acts of long ago.
27 When he established the heavens, I was there, when he drew a circle on the face of the deep,
29 when he assigned
to the sea its limit, so that the waters might not transgress his command,
when he marked out the foundations of the earth, 30 then I was beside him,
like a master worker; and I was daily his delight, rejoicing before him
always, 31 rejoicing in his inhabited world and delighting in the human
race. 32 And now, my children, listen to me:...
TEV - "In Praise of Wisdom" - 1 Listen! Wisdom is calling out. Reason is making herself heard. 2 On the hilltops near the road and at the crossroads she stands. 3 At the entrance to the city, beside the gates, she calls: 4 "I appeal to you, mankind; I call to everyone on earth. 5 Are you immature? Learn to be mature. Are you foolish? Learn to have sense. 6 Listen to my excellent words; all I tell you is right.
22 "The LORD
created me first of all, the first of his works, long ago. 23 I was
made in the very beginning, at the first, before the world began. 24 I was
born before the oceans, when there were no springs of water. 25 I was born
before the mountains, before the hills were set in place, 26 before God
made the earth and its fields or even the first handful of soil. 27 I
was there when he set the sky in place, when he stretched the horizon across
the ocean, 28 when he placed the clouds in the sky, when he opened the
springs of the ocean 29 and ordered the waters of the sea to rise no
further than he said. I was there when he laid the earth's foundations.
30 I was beside him like an architect, I was his daily source of joy, always
happy in his presence -- 31 happy with the world and pleased with the human
race. 32 "Now, young men, listen to me. Do as I say, and you will
be happy. 33 Listen to what you are taught. Be wise; do not neglect it.
34 The man who listens to me will be happy -- the man who stays at my door
every day, waiting at the entrance to my home. 35 The man who finds me finds
life, and the LORD will be pleased with him. 36 The man who does not find
me hurts himself; anyone who hates me loves death."
|B5 - Jer 23||Bible citations||Bibles online||Commentary||Bible Terms>>||Dict||S&H||Strong's>>||KJV & NAS||Heb||Gr||S&H|
KJV - 24 Do not I fill heaven and earth? saith the Lord.
NRSV - 24 ...Do I not fill heaven and earth? says the LORD.
TEV - "Jeremiah's Message about the Prophets" - 23 "I am a God who is everywhere and not in one place only. 24 No one can hide where I cannot see him. Do you not know that I am everywhere in heaven and on earth? 25 I know what those prophets have said who speak lies in my name and claim that I have given them my messages in their dreams. 26 How much longer will those prophets mislead my people with the lies they have invented? 27 They think that the dreams they tell will make my people forget me, just as their fathers forgot me and turned to Baal. 28 The prophet who has had a dream should say it is only a dream, but the prophet who has heard my message should proclaim that message faithfully. What good is straw compared with wheat? 29 My message is like a fire and like a hammer that breaks rocks in pieces.
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|B6 - Ecc 9||Bible citations||Bibles online||Commentary||Bible Terms>>||Dict||S&H||Strong's>>||KJV & NAS||Heb||Gr||S&H|
KJV - 16 Wisdom is better than strength:
NRSV - 16 ...Wisdom is better than might;...
TEV - "Thoughts on Wisdom and Foolishness" - 15 A man lived there who was poor, but so clever that he could have saved the town. But no one thought about him. 16 I have always said that wisdom is better than strength, but no one thinks of a poor man as wise or pays any attention to what he says. 17 It is better to listen to the quiet words of a wise man than to the shouts of a ruler at a council of fools. 18 Wisdom does more good than weapons, but one sinner can undo a lot of good.
|B7 - 2Sa 20||Bible citations||Bibles online||Commentary||Bible Terms>>||Dict||S&H||Strong's>>||KJV & NAS||Heb||Gr||S&H|
KJV - 1 And there happened to be there a man of Belial, whose name was Sheba, the son of Bichri, a Benjamite: and he blew a trumpet, and said, We have no part in David, neither have we inheritance in the son of Jesse:
2 So every man of Israel went up from after David, and followed Sheba the son of Bichri: but the men of Judah clave unto their king, from Jordan even to Jerusalem.
6 And David said to Abishai, Now shall Sheba the son of Bichri do us more harm than did Absalom: take thou thy lord's servants, and pursue after him, lest he get him fenced cities, and escape us. 7 And there went out after him Joab's men, and the Cherethites, and the Pelethites, and all the mighty men:
15 And they came and besieged him in Abel of Bethmaachah, and they cast up a bank against the city, and it stood in the trench: and all the people that were with Joab battered the wall, to throw it down. 16 Then cried a wise woman out of the city, Hear, hear; say, I pray you, unto Joab, Come near hither, that I may speak with thee. 17 And when he was come near unto her, the woman said, Art thou Joab? And he answered, I am he. Then she said unto him, Hear the words of thine handmaid. And he answered, I do hear. 18 Then she spake, saying, They were wont to speak in old time, saying, They shall surely ask counsel at Abel: and so they ended the matter. 19 I am one of them that are peaceable and faithful in Israel: thou seekest to destroy a city and a mother in Israel: why wilt thou swallow up the inheritance of the Lord? 20 And Joab answered and said, Far be it, far be it from me, that I should swallow up or destroy. 21 The matter is not so: but a man of mount Ephraim, Sheba the son of Bichri by name, hath lifted up his hand against the king, even against David: deliver him only, and I will depart from the city
22 Then the woman went
unto all the people in her wisdom
NRSV - 1 Now a scoundrel named Sheba son of Bichri, a Benjaminite, happened to be there. He sounded the trumpet and cried out, "We have no portion in David, no share in the son of Jesse!...
2 So all the people of Israel withdrew from David and followed Sheba son of Bichri; but the people of Judah followed their king steadfastly from the Jordan to Jerusalem.
6 David said to Abishai, "Now Sheba son of Bichri will do us more harm than Absalom; take your lord's servants and pursue him, or he will find fortified cities for himself, and escape from us." 7 Joab's men went out after him, along with the Cherethites, the Pelethites, and all the warriors;...
15 Joab's forces came and besieged him in Abel of Beth-maacah; they threw up a siege-ramp against the city, and it stood against the rampart. Joab's forces were battering the wall to break it down. 16 Then a wise woman called from the city, "Listen! Listen! Tell Joab, "Come here, I want to speak to you."' 17 He came near her; and the woman said, "Are you Joab?" He answered, "I am." Then she said to him, "Listen to the words of your servant." He answered, "I am listening." 18 Then she said, "They used to say in the old days, "Let them inquire at Abel'; and so they would settle a matter. 19 I am one of those who are peaceable and faithful in Israel; you seek to destroy a city that is a mother in Israel; why will you swallow up the heritage of the LORD?" 20 Joab answered, "Far be it from me, far be it, that I should swallow up or destroy! 21 That is not the case! But a man of the hill country of Ephraim, called Sheba son of Bichri, has lifted up his hand against King David; give him up alone, and I will withdraw from the city."...
22 Then the woman went
to all the people with her wise plan...
TEV - "Sheba's Rebellion" - 1 There happened to be in Gilgal a worthless character named Sheba son of Bikri, of the tribe of Benjamin. He blew the trumpet and called out, "Down with David! We won't follow him! Men of Israel, let's go home!" 2 So the Israelites deserted David and went with Sheba, but the men of Judah remained loyal and followed David from the Jordan to Jerusalem. 3 When David arrived at his palace in Jerusalem, he took the ten concubines he had left to take care of the palace, and put them under guard. He provided for their needs, but did not have intercourse with them. They were kept confined for the rest of their lives, living like widows. 4 The king said to Amasa, "Call the men of Judah together and be back here with them by the day after tomorrow." 5 Amasa went to call them, but he did not get back by the time the king had told him to. 6 So the king said to Abishai, "Sheba will give us more trouble than Absalom. Take my men and go after him, or else he may occupy some fortified towns and escape from us." 7 So Joab's men, the royal bodyguards, and all the other soldiers left Jerusalem with Abishai to go after Sheba.
14 Sheba passed through the territory of all the tribes of Israel and came to the city of Abel Beth Maacah, and all the members of the clan of Bikri assembled and followed him into the city. 15 Joab's men heard that Sheba was there, and so they went and besieged the city. They built ramps of earth against the outer wall and also began to dig under the wall to make it fall down. 16 There was a wise woman in the city who shouted from the wall, "Listen! Listen! Tell Joab to come here; I want to speak with him." 17 Joab went, and she asked, "Are you Joab?" "Yes, I am," he answered. "Listen to me, sir," she said. "I'm listening," he answered. 18 She said, "Long ago they used to say, "Go and get your answer in the city of Abel' -- and that's just what they did. 19 Ours is a great city, one of the most peaceful and loyal in Israel. Why are you trying to destroy it? Do you want to ruin what belongs to the LORD?" 20 "Never!" Joab answered. "I will never ruin or destroy your city! 21 That is not our plan. A man named Sheba son of Bikri, who is from the hill country of Ephraim, started a rebellion against King David. Hand over this one man, and I will withdraw from the city." "We will throw his head over the wall to you," she said. 22 Then she went to the people of the city with her plan, and they cut off Sheba's head and threw it over the wall to Joab. He blew the trumpet as a signal for his men to leave the city, and they went back home. And Joab returned to Jerusalem to the king.
|B8 - Isa 32||Bible citations||Bibles online||Commentary||Bible Terms>>||Dict||S&H||Strong's>>||KJV & NAS||Heb||Gr||S&H|
KJV - 17 And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of righteousness quietness and assurance for ever.
NRSV - 17 The effect of righteousness will be peace, and the result of righteousness, quietness and trust forever.
TEV - "Judgment and Restoration" - 15 But once more God will send us his spirit. The wasteland will become fertile, and fields will produce rich crops. 16 Everywhere in the land righteousness and justice will be done. 17 Because everyone will do what is right, there will be peace and security forever. 18 God's people will be free from worries, and their homes peaceful and safe. (19 But hail will fall on the forests, and the city will be torn down.) 20 How happy everyone will be with plenty of water for the crops and safe pasture everywhere for the donkeys and cattle.
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|B9 - Pro 1||Bible citations||Bibles online||Commentary||Bible Terms>>||Dict||S&H||Strong's>>||KJV & NAS||Heb||Gr||S&H|
KJV - 1 The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel; 2 To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding;
5 A wise man will hear,
and will increase learning;
NRSV - 1 The proverbs of Solomon son of David, king of Israel: 2 For learning about wisdom and instruction, for understanding words of insight,
5 Let the wise also
hear and gain in learning, and the discerning acquire skill,
TEV - "The Value of Proverbs" - 1 The proverbs of Solomon, son of David and king of Israel. 2 Here are proverbs that will help you recognize wisdom and good advice, and understand sayings with deep meaning. 3 They can teach you how to live intelligently and how to be honest, just, and fair. 4 They can make an inexperienced person clever and teach young men how to be resourceful. 5 These proverbs can even add to the knowledge of wise men and give guidance to the educated, 6 so that they can understand the hidden meanings of proverbs and the problems that wise men raise.
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KJV - 2 his delight is in the law of the Lord;
3 And he shall be like
a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in
his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall
NRSV - 2 ...their delight is in the law of the LORD,...
3 They are like trees planted by streams of water, which yield their fruit in its season, and their leaves do not wither. In all that they do, they prosper.
TEV - "True Happiness" - 1 Happy are those who reject the advice of evil men, who do not follow the example of sinners or join those who have no use for God. 2 Instead, they find joy in obeying the Law of the LORD, and they study it day and night. 3 They are like trees that grow beside a stream, that bear fruit at the right time, and whose leaves do not dry up. They succeed in everything they do.
|B11 - Psa 119||Bible citations||Bibles online||Commentary||Bible Terms>>||Dict||S&H||Strong's>>||KJV & NAS||Heb||Gr||S&H|
KJV - 57 Thou art my portion, O Lord:
66 Teach me good judgment and knowledge:
73 Thy hands have made
me and fashioned me: give me understanding, that I may learn thy commandments.
NRSV - 57 The LORD is my portion;...
66 Teach me good judgment and knowledge,...
73 Your hands have made
and fashioned me; give me understanding that I may learn your commandments.
TEV - "Devotion to the Law of the LORD" - 57 You are all I want, O LORD; I promise to obey your laws. 58 I ask you with all my heart to have mercy on me, as you have promised! 59 I have considered my conduct, and I promise to follow your instructions. 60 Without delay I hurry to obey your commands. 61 The wicked have laid a trap for me, but I do not forget your law. 62 In the middle of the night I wake up to praise you for your righteous judgments. 63 I am a friend of all who serve you, of all who obey your laws. 64 LORD, the earth is full of your constant love; teach me your commandments.
"The Value of the Law of the LORD" - 65 You have kept your promise, LORD, and you are good to me, your servant. 66 Give me wisdom and knowledge, because I trust in your commands. 67 Before you punished me, I used to go wrong, but now I obey your word. 68 How good you are -- how kind! Teach me your commands. 69 Proud men have told lies about me, but with all my heart I obey your instructions. 70 These men have no understanding, but I find pleasure in your law. 71 My punishment was good for me, because it made me learn your commands.
"The Justice of the Law of the LORD" - 73 You created me, and you keep me safe; give me understanding, so that I may learn your laws. 74 Those who honor you will be glad when they see me, because I trust in your promise. 75 I know that your judgments are righteous, LORD, and that you punished me because you are faithful. 76 Let your constant love comfort me, as you have promised me, your servant. 77 Have mercy on me, and I will live because I take pleasure in your law. 78 May the proud be ashamed for falsely accusing me; as for me, I will meditate on your instructions.
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KJV - 3 Sixteen years old was Uzziah when he began to reign, and he reigned fifty and two years in Jerusalem. His mother's name also was Jecoliah of Jerusalem. 4 And he did that which was right in the sight of the Lord, according to all that his father Amaziah did. 5 And he sought God in the days of Zechariah, who had understanding in the visions of God: and as long as he sought the Lord, God made him to prosper.
9 Moreover Uzziah built
towers in Jerusalem at the corner gate, and at the valley gate, and at the
turning of the wall, and fortified them. 10 Also he built towers in the
desert, and digged many wells: for he had much cattle, both in the low country,
and in the plains: husbandmen also, and vine dressers in the mountains,
and in Carmel: for he loved husbandry.
NRSV - 3 Uzziah was sixteen years old when he began to reign, and he reigned fifty-two years in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Jecoliah of Jerusalem. 4 He did what was right in the sight of the LORD, just as his father Amaziah had done. 5 He set himself to seek God in the days of Zechariah, who instructed him in the fear of God; and as long as he sought the LORD, God made him prosper.
9 Moreover Uzziah built
towers in Jerusalem at the Corner Gate, at the Valley Gate, and at the Angle,
and fortified them. 10 He built towers in the wilderness and hewed out many
cisterns, for he had large herds, both in the Shephelah and in the plain,
and he had farmers and vinedressers in the hills and in the fertile lands,
for he loved the soil.
TEV - "King Uzziah of Judah" - 1 All the people of Judah chose Amaziah's sixteen-year-old son Uzziah to succeed his father as king. (2 It was after the death of Amaziah that Uzziah recaptured Elath and rebuilt the city.) 3 Uzziah became king at the age of sixteen, and he ruled in Jerusalem for fifty-two years. His mother was Jecoliah from Jerusalem. 4 Following the example of his father, he did what was pleasing to the LORD. 5 As long as Zechariah, his religious adviser, was living, he served the LORD faithfully, and God blessed him.
9 Uzziah strengthened the fortifications of Jerusalem by building towers at the Corner Gate, at the Valley Gate, and where the wall turned. 10 He also built fortified towers in the open country and dug many cisterns, because he had large herds of livestock in the western foothills and plains. Because he loved farming, he encouraged the people to plant vineyards in the hill country and to farm the fertile land.
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KJV - 3 Commit thy works unto the Lord, and thy thoughts shall be established.
NRSV - 3 Commit your work to the LORD, and your plans will be established.
TEV - "Solomon's Proverbs" - 1 We may make our plans, but God has the last word. 2 You may think everything you do is right, but the LORD judges your motives. 3 Ask the LORD to bless your plans, and you will be successful in carrying them out. 4 Everything the LORD has made has its destiny; and the destiny of the wicked is destruction. 5 The LORD hates everyone who is arrogant; he will never let them escape punishment. 6 Be loyal and faithful, and God will forgive your sin. Obey the LORD and nothing evil will happen to you.
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|B14 - Tit 1||Bible citations||Bibles online||Commentary||Bible Terms>>||Dict||S&H||Strong's>>||KJV & NAS||Heb||Gr||S&H|
KJV - 15 Unto the pure all things are pure:
NRSV - 15 To the pure all things are pure,...
TEV - "Titus' Work in Crete" - 15 Everything is pure to those who are themselves pure; but nothing is pure to those who are defiled and unbelieving, for their minds and consciences have been defiled. 16 They claim that they know God, but their actions deny it. They are hateful and disobedient, not fit to do anything good.
|B15 - Joh 7||Bible citations||Bibles online||Commentary||Bible Terms>>||Dict||S&H||Strong's>>||KJV & NAS||Heb||Gr||S&H|
KJV - 14 Jesus went up into the temple, and taught. 15 And the Jews marvelled, saying, How knoweth this man letters, having never learned? 16 Jesus answered them, and said, My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me.
18 He that speaketh
of himself seeketh his own glory: but he that seeketh his glory that sent
him, the same is true, and no unrighteousness is in him.
NRSV - 14 ...Jesus went up into the temple and began to teach. 15 The Jews were astonished at it, saying, "How does this man have such learning, when he has never been taught?" 16 Then Jesus answered them, "My teaching is not mine but his who sent me.
18 Those who speak on
their own seek their own glory; but the one who seeks the glory of him who
sent him is true, and there is nothing false in him.
TEV - "Jesus at the Festival of Shelters" - 10 After his brothers had gone to the festival, Jesus also went; however, he did not go openly, but secretly. 11 The Jewish authorities were looking for him at the festival. "Where is he?" they asked. 12 There was much whispering about him in the crowd. "He is a good man," some people said. "No," others said, "he fools the people." 13 But no one talked about him openly, because they were afraid of the Jewish authorities. 14 The festival was nearly half over when Jesus went to the Temple and began teaching. 15 The Jewish authorities were greatly surprised and said, "How does this man know so much when he has never been to school?" 16 Jesus answered, "What I teach is not my own teaching, but it comes from God, who sent me. 17 Whoever is willing to do what God wants will know whether what I teach comes from God or whether I speak on my own authority. 18 A person who speaks on his own authority is trying to gain glory for himself. But he who wants glory for the one who sent him is honest, and there is nothing false in him. 19 Moses gave you the Law, didn't he? But not one of you obeys the Law. Why are you trying to kill me?" 20 "You have a demon in you!" the crowd answered. "Who is trying to kill you?"
|B16 - Joh 10||Bible citations||Bibles online||Commentary||Bible Terms>>||Dict||S&H||Strong's>>||KJV & NAS||Heb||Gr||S&H|
KJV - 24 Then came the Jews round about him, and said unto him, How long dost thou make us to doubt? If thou be the Christ, tell us plainly. 25 Jesus answered them, I told you, and ye believed not:
30 I and my Father
are one. 31 Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him.
NRSV - 24 So the Jews gathered around him and said to him, "How long will you keep us in suspense? If you are the Messiah, tell us plainly." 25 Jesus answered, "I have told you, and you do not believe...
30 The Father and I
are one." 31 The Jews took up stones again to stone him.
TEV - "Jesus Is Rejected" - 22 It was winter, and the Festival of the Dedication of the Temple was being celebrated in Jerusalem. 23 Jesus was walking in Solomon's Porch in the Temple, 24 when the people gathered around him and asked, "How long are you going to keep us in suspense? Tell us the plain truth: are you the Messiah?" 25 Jesus answered, "I have already told you, but you would not believe me. The deeds I do by my Father's authority speak on my behalf; 26 but you will not believe, for you are not my sheep. 27 My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. 28 I give them eternal life, and they shall never die. No one can snatch them away from me. 29 What my Father has given me is greater than everything, and no one can snatch them away from the Father's care. 30 The Father and I are one." 31 Then the people again picked up stones to throw at him. 32 Jesus said to them, "I have done many good deeds in your presence which the Father gave me to do; for which one of these do you want to stone me?" 33 They answered, "We do not want to stone you because of any good deeds, but because of your blasphemy! You are only a man, but you are trying to make yourself God!"
|B17 - 1Pe 4||Bible citations||Bibles online||Commentary||Bible Terms>>||Dict||S&H||Strong's>>||KJV & NAS||Heb||Gr||S&H|
KJV - 1 Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin; 2 That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God.
14 If ye be reproached
for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit of glory and of God
resteth upon you:
NRSV - 1 Since therefore Christ suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves also with the same intention (for whoever has suffered in the flesh has finished with sin), 2 so as to live for the rest of your earthly life no longer by human desires but by the will of God.
14 If you are reviled
for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the spirit of glory, which
is the Spirit of God, is resting on you.
TEV - "Changed Lives" - 1 Since Christ suffered physically, you too must strengthen yourselves with the same way of thinking that he had; because whoever suffers physically is no longer involved with sin. 2 From now on, then, you must live the rest of your earthly lives controlled by God's will and not by human desires. 3 You have spent enough time in the past doing what the heathen like to do. Your lives were spent in indecency, lust, drunkenness, orgies, drinking parties, and the disgusting worship of idols. 4 And now the heathen are surprised when you do not join them in the same wild and reckless living, and so they insult you. 5 But they will have to give an account of themselves to God, who is ready to judge the living and the dead.
"Suffering as a Christian" - 12 My dear friends, do not be surprised at the painful test you are suffering, as though something unusual were happening to you. 13 Rather be glad that you are sharing Christ's sufferings, so that you may be full of joy when his glory is revealed. 14 Happy are you if you are insulted because you are Christ's followers; this means that the glorious Spirit, the Spirit of God, is resting on you. 15 If any of you suffers, it must not be because he is a murderer or a thief or a criminal or a meddler in other people's affairs. 16 However, if you suffer because you are a Christian, don't be ashamed of it, but thank God that you bear Christ's name.
|B18 - Mat 5||Bible citations||Bibles online||Commentary||Bible Terms>>||Dict||S&H||Strong's>>||KJV & NAS||Heb||Gr||S&H|
KJV - 48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.
NRSV - 48 Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.
TEV - "Love for Enemies" - 43 "You have heard that it was said, "Love your friends, hate your enemies.' 44 But now I tell you: love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45 so that you may become the sons of your Father in heaven. For he makes his sun to shine on bad and good people alike, and gives rain to those who do good and to those who do evil. 46 Why should God reward you if you love only the people who love you? Even the tax collectors do that! 47 And if you speak only to your friends, have you done anything out of the ordinary? Even the pagans do that! 48 You must be perfect -- just as your Father in heaven is perfect.
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|B19 - Luk 13||Bible citations||Bibles online||Commentary||Bible Terms>>||Dict||S&H||Strong's>>||KJV & NAS||Heb||Gr||S&H|
KJV - 11 And, behold, there was a woman which had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bowed together, and could in no wise lift up herself. 12 And when Jesus saw her, he called her to him, and said unto her, Woman, thou art loosed from thine infirmity. 13 And he laid his hands on her: and immediately she was made straight, and glorified God. 14 And the ruler of the synagogue answered with indignation, because that Jesus had healed on the sabbath day, and said unto the people, There are six days in which men ought to work: in them therefore come and be healed, and not on the sabbath day. 15 The Lord then answered him, and said, Thou hypocrite, doth not each one of you on the sabbath loose his ox or his ass from the stall, and lead him away to watering? 16 And ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan hath bound, lo, these eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the sabbath day? 17 And when he had said these things, all his adversaries were ashamed: and all the people rejoiced for all the glorious things that were done by him.
NRSV - 11 And just then there appeared a woman with a spirit that had crippled her for eighteen years. She was bent over and was quite unable to stand up straight. 12 When Jesus saw her, he called her over and said, "Woman, you are set free from your ailment." 13 When he laid his hands on her, immediately she stood up straight and began praising God. 14 But the leader of the synagogue, indignant because Jesus had cured on the sabbath, kept saying to the crowd, "There are six days on which work ought to be done; come on those days and be cured, and not on the sabbath day." 15 But the Lord answered him and said, "You hypocrites! Does not each of you on the sabbath untie his ox or his donkey from the manger, and lead it away to give it water? 16 And ought not this woman, a daughter of Abraham whom Satan bound for eighteen long years, be set free from this bondage on the sabbath day?" 17 When he said this, all his opponents were put to shame; and the entire crowd was rejoicing at all the wonderful things that he was doing.
TEV - "Jesus Heals a Crippled Woman on the Sabbath" - 10 One Sabbath Jesus was teaching in a synagogue. 11 A woman there had an evil spirit that had kept her sick for eighteen years; she was bent over and could not straighten up at all. 12 When Jesus saw her, he called out to her, "Woman, you are free from your sickness!" 13 He placed his hands on her, and at once she straightened herself up and praised God. 14 The official of the synagogue was angry that Jesus had healed on the Sabbath, so he spoke up and said to the people, "There are six days in which we should work; so come during those days and be healed, but not on the Sabbath!" 15 The Lord answered him, "You hypocrites! Any one of you would untie his ox or his donkey from the stall and take it out to give it water on the Sabbath. 16 Now here is this descendant of Abraham whom Satan has kept in bonds for eighteen years; should she not be released on the Sabbath?" 17 His answer made his enemies ashamed of themselves, while the people rejoiced over all the wonderful things that he did.
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|B20 - 1Ti 6||Bible citations||Bibles online||Commentary||Bible Terms>>||Dict||S&H||Strong's>>||KJV & NAS||Heb||Gr||S&H|
KJV - 20 keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called:
NRSV - 20 ...guard what has been entrusted to you. Avoid the profane chatter and contradictions of what is falsely called knowledge;
TEV - "Personal Instructions" - 17 Command those who are rich in the things of this life not to be proud, but to place their hope, not in such an uncertain thing as riches, but in God, who generously gives us everything for our enjoyment. 18 Command them to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share with others. 19 In this way they will store up for themselves a treasure which will be a solid foundation for the future. And then they will be able to win the life which is true life. 20 Timothy, keep safe what has been entrusted to your care. Avoid the profane talk and foolish arguments of what some people wrongly call "Knowledge." 21 For some have claimed to possess it, and as a result they have lost the way of faith. God's grace be with you all.
1Ti 6:20 - KJV wording: science <1108, gnosis> - alternative translation: knowledge (or: Gnosis)
Martin Dibelius and Hans Conzelmann (The Pastoral Epistles, translated by Philip Buttolph and Adela Yarbro, Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1972, page 92) comment:
"Knowledge" (gnosis) is used here in the technical sense as the self-designation of the false teachers. The question as to what kind of Gnosis is represented by these people is not answered by this designation. But it certainly was a particular teaching which could be differentiated from that of the church.
Daniel C. Arichea and Howard A. Hatton (A Handbook on Paul's Letters to Timothy and to Titus, New York: United Bible Societies, 1995, page 164) comment:
The expression what is falsely called knowledge has given rise to some problems of interpretation. Some interpreters have claimed that what is being referred to here is a certain Gnostic movement, since the Gnostics claim to possess a certain kind of knowledge that enables them to have communion with the divine. Others maintain that it is not Gnosticism that is being referred to here but the teachings of the false teachers that are described in various ways in the letters (see especially 1.3-7 and 4.1-4). It is difficult to be sure, but the use of the word knowledge seems to indicate that some form of Gnosticism was present at that time; it is even possible that some of the false teachers were influenced in some way by Gnostic teaching, as for instance the emphasis on genealogies... Another way to express this clause is "that some people say is 'knowledge,' but it really isn't."
An alternative translation model for this verse is:
Timothy, you must keep safe what God has given you to look after. Don't listen to people who incessantly say stupid (or, empty) words that show no reverence for God, and argue stupidly. They call this "knowledge," but it really isn't.
|B21 - Isa 26||Bible citations||Bibles online||Commentary||Bible Terms>>||Dict||S&H||Strong's>>||KJV & NAS||Heb||Gr||S&H|
KJV - 4 Trust ye in the Lord for ever:...
13 O Lord our God,
other lords beside thee have had dominion over us: but by thee only will
we make mention of thy name.
NRSV - 4 Trust in the LORD forever,...
13 O LORD our God, other
lords besides you have ruled over us, but we acknowledge your name alone.
TEV - "God Will Give His People Victory" - 1 A day is coming when the people will sing this song in the land of Judah: Our city is strong! God himself defends its walls! 2 Open the city gates and let the faithful nation enter, the nation whose people do what is right. 3 You, LORD, give perfect peace to those who keep their purpose firm and put their trust in you. 4 Trust in the LORD forever; he will always protect us. 5 He has humbled those who were proud; he destroyed the strong city they lived in, and sent its walls crashing into the dust.
11 Your enemies do not know that you will punish them. LORD, put them to shame and let them suffer; let them suffer the punishment you have prepared. Show them how much you love your people. 12 You will give us prosperity, LORD; everything that we achieve is the result of what you do. 13 LORD our God, we have been ruled by others, but you alone are our LORD.
|B22 - Psa 119||Bible citations||Bibles online||Commentary||Bible Terms>>||Dict||S&H||Strong's>>||KJV & NAS||Heb||Gr||S&H|
KJV - 92 Unless thy law had been my delights, I should then have perished in mine affliction. 93 I will never forget thy precepts: for with them thou hast quickened me.
97 O how love I thy
law! it is my meditation all the day. 98 Thou through thy commandments hast
made me wiser than mine enemies:
NRSV - 92 If your law had not been my delight, I would have perished in my misery. 93 I will never forget your precepts, for by them you have given me life.
97 Oh, how I love your
law! It is my meditation all day long. 98 Your commandment makes me wiser
than my enemies, for it is always with me.
TEV - "Faith in the Law of the LORD" - 89 Your word, O LORD, will last forever; it is eternal in heaven. 90 Your faithfulness endures through all the ages; you have set the earth in place, and it remains. 91 All things remain to this day because of your command, because they are all your servants. 92 If your law had not been the source of my joy, I would have died from my sufferings. 93 I will never neglect your instructions, because by them you have kept me alive. 94 I am yours -- save me! I have tried to obey your commands. 95 Wicked men are waiting to kill me, but I will meditate on your laws.
"Love for the Law of the LORD" - 97 How I love your law! I think about it all day long. 98 Your commandment is with me all the time and makes me wiser than my enemies. 99 I understand more than all my teachers, because I meditate on your instructions. 100 I have greater wisdom than old men, because I obey your commands. 101 I have avoided all evil conduct, because I want to obey your word. 102 I have not neglected your instructions, because you yourself are my teacher. 103 How sweet is the taste of your instructions -- sweeter even than honey!
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KJV - 1 I will extol thee, O Lord; for thou hast lifted me up, and hast not made my foes to rejoice over me. 2 O Lord my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me.
7 Lord, by thy favour thou hast made my mountain to stand strong:
11 Thou hast turned
for me my mourning into dancing: thou hast put off my sackcloth, and girded
me with gladness; 12 To the end that my glory may sing praise to thee, and
not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever.
NRSV - 1 I will extol you, O LORD, for you have drawn me up, and did not let my foes rejoice over me.
7 By your favor, O LORD, you had established me as a strong mountain;...
11 You have turned my
mourning into dancing; you have taken off my sackcloth and clothed me with
joy, 12 so that my soul may praise you and not be silent. O LORD my God,
I will give thanks to you forever.
TEV - "A Prayer of Thanksgiving" - 1 I praise you, LORD, because you have saved me and kept my enemies from gloating over me. 2 I cried to you for help, O LORD my God, and you healed me; 3 you kept me from the grave. I was on my way to the depths below, but you restored my life. 4 Sing praise to the LORD, all his faithful people! Remember what the Holy One has done, and give him thanks! 5 His anger lasts only a moment, his goodness for a lifetime. Tears may flow in the night, but joy comes in the morning. 6 I felt secure and said to myself, "I will never be defeated." 7 You were good to me, LORD; you protected me like a mountain fortress. But then you hid yourself from me, and I was afraid. 8 I called to you, LORD; I begged for your help: 9 "What will you gain from my death? What profit from my going to the grave? Are dead people able to praise you? Can they proclaim your unfailing goodness? 10 Hear me, LORD, and be merciful! Help me, LORD!" 11 You have changed my sadness into a joyful dance; you have taken away my sorrow and surrounded me with joy. 12 So I will not be silent; I will sing praise to you. LORD, you are my God; I will give you thanks forever.
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KJV - 33 O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God!
36 For of him, and
through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen.
NRSV - 33 O the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God!...
36 For from him and
through him and to him are all things. To him be the glory forever. Amen.
TEV - "Praise to God" - 33 How great are God's riches! How deep are his wisdom and knowledge! Who can explain his decisions? Who can understand his ways? 34 As the scripture says, "Who knows the mind of the Lord? Who is able to give him advice? 35 Who has ever given him anything, so that he had to pay it back?" 36 For all things were created by him, and all things exist through him and for him. To God be the glory forever! Amen.
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